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Franklin dedicates Public Safety classroom building

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  • Craig Pletenik/Phoenix Union High School District

Franklin Police and Fire High School will dedicate its new two-story  classroom building, Thursday, May 8 at 8:30 a.m.

The ribbon-cutting will open up a beautiful building on the southeast corner of the campus that will have two fire science and two law enforcement classrooms, a multi-purpose room and a forensic science lab.

The building, designed by DLR Group and built by Rytan Construction, is a project of the 2011 Construction Bond.

The brick building, designed to replicate a historic fire station, with huge roll-up doors, is the final piece to the Franklin campus that opened in 2007.

The small specialty school of 300 students that specializes in Law Enforcement and Firefighting Career and Technical Education programs, as well as a full high school curriculum, has been a high-performing school, earning A status each of the last three years.

It was recently cited as a Best High School Silver school by the U.S. World and News Report, putting it among the top 1800 schools in the nation among almost 20,000 public high schools, and 32nd best high school in Arizona.